Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, is a psychotherapy method intended to help people deal with their painful memories.
In EMDR therapy, a therapist leads clients through a series of bilateral eye movements while they recall distressing memories, until they no longer do. In addition to rapid eye movements, other external stimuli like toe tapping, hand tapping, or musical notes can be employed to untangle.
Since psychologist Francine Shapiro developed EMDR in 1989, nearly 20,000 therapists have received training in this ground-breaking method. EMDR has been approved by the American Psychiatric Association as an effective treatment for both short-term and long-term PTSD symptoms. Clinical research strongly supporting EMDR as a PTSD treatment for both military members and civilians has also been released by the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense.
We offer virtual EMDR sessions using software that can elicit the same response as in-person sessions. Through bi-lateral stimulation techniques, we can activate parts of the brain that may be entangled due to early traumas.
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